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Sanyo PLV-Z2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 53 reviews of Sanyo PLV-Z2. The average rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors for all reviews. Comments about the reliability and design are generally positive. The price and image quality are also appreciated, whereas there are some negative opinions about the noise.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Projectors the Sanyo PLV-Z2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Laurence Grayson (goodgearguide.com.au)

Sanyo PLVZ2

 

When it was launched back in 2003, the 720p PLVZ2 introduced a level of performance that had been previously unheard of in an LCD projector. Now, howe...

Nice contrast, quiet

Brightness not great, poor default colour balance

A great product in its day, but now superseded.

Oct, 2004

Expert review by: Laurence Grayson (goodgearguide.com.au)

Sanyo PLV-Z2

 

Nice contrast, quiet

Brightness not great, poor default colour balance

A great product in its day, but now superseded.

Oct, 2004

Expert review by: Anthony Arrigo (projectorreviews.com)

Sanyo PLV-Z2

 

In a nutshell, the Z2 is a very well laid out projector, with a solid feature set, and it also sports vertical and horizontal keystone adjustment, for drastically simplified setup, or installation

But the real value in the Z2 LCD projector is picture performance, It just provides a beautiful image, rivaling far more expensive projectors

Oct, 2004

Highly Rated!

Expert review by: Evan Powell (projectorcentral.com)

Sanyo PLV-Z2 Home Theater Projector Review

 

Almost all newly released home theater projectors these days deliver exciting improvements in image quality and price/performance over earlier models. Such advances are by now routine and expected. Thus it is remarkable when a manufacturer can actually...

With the appearance of the Sanyo PLV-Z2 on the market, the everyday consumer that might be a candidate for a high definition big screen TV suddenly has a terrific new option available for the same or less money. A PLV-Z2 plus a good quality screen will...

Nov, 2003

Consumer review by: BenHobbs (dooyoo.co.uk)

Sanyo PLV Z2: Sanyo Z2

 

I have owned a Sanyo Z2 for over two years now, I work for a Home Cinema company in Phuket, Thailand and this LCD Projector was my personal unit. Hooked up to a Digital Upscaling Projector through DVI the picture is very bright, clear and at 720p...

Resolution, DVI, Price, Lens Shift, Reliability, 720P

Occasional DVI Handshake problems

Feb, 2006

Consumer review by: BenHobbs (dooyoo.co.uk)

Sanyo PLV Z2 : Sanyo Z2

 

I have owned a Sanyo Z2 for over two years now, I work for a Home Cinema company in Phuket, Thailand and this LCD Projector was my personal unit. Hooked up to a Digital Upscaling Projector through DVI the picture is very bright, clear and at 720p...

Feb, 2006

Consumer review by: brian mccaig (pricerunner.co.uk)

Sanyo take's LCD to new height

 

Rich colour, great contrast and the sharpest pictures ever for an LCD projector in any price point, and HDMI to boot. It's future proofed. Just wait till we get high definition tv signals.........

Too cheap for this kind of cinema quality.

The best LCD HD true 16.9 wide Projector you can buy at this or any price. Other manufacturers will be jealous of Sanyo's amazing little wonder. I'm never going to a cineplex ever again. Buy it soon.

Oct, 2004

Consumer review by: Ian Calcutt (avreview.co.uk)

An LCD home projector refined with state of the art tech.

 

This projector has a superb spec at any price. The star feature is the DVI port which pulls incredible colour and detail from new DVI or HDMI equipped DVD players - it's worth upgrading for this alone. The PLV-Z2's three-chip LCD design means you don't...

Digital video input ; beautifully smooth and detailed picture ; lens shift options

You need to keep brightness down to reduce fan noise

May, 2004

Product Specifications

The PLV-Z2 of Sanyo is the first projector in its price range to include an HDTV panel with 1, 280 x 720 pixels. Another extraordinary feature in this class is the incredible 1, 300: 1 contrast ratio. Detailed, rich color images await you with a quality that can truly be described as breathtaking.

Audio Output

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:27.4cm
Height:9.7cm
Weight:4.1kg
Width:35.8cm

Display (Projector)

Class:Digital projector
High Definition:High Definition
Image Brightness:800ANSI lumens
Image Contrast Ratio:1300:1
Max Image Size:5.08m / 508cm
Max Resolution:1280 x 720
Max Screen Distance:6.1m
Min Image Size:0.79m / 79cm
Min Screen Distance:1.19m
Type:LCD projector

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Sanyo
Model:Z2
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sanyo PLV

Lamps

Bulb power:130
Lamp Type:UHP

Lens System

Focal length range (f-f):21.5 - 27.7
Focus:Manual

Multimedia

Built-in speaker(s): Yes

Networking

Ethernet LAN: No

Other features

Aspect Ratio:16:9 / 4:3
Digital keystone correction:+/- 20°
Dimensions (WxDxH):300 x 236 x 78.7 / 359 x 274 x 97
I/O ports:Y, Pb/Cb, Pr/Cr (RCA x 3)\nComposite (RCA)\nS-video\nDVI-I\nRS232
Lens shift:Manual
Lens system:0.7” TFT Poly w/Micro Lens x 3
Resolution:1024 x 768
Video/data systems:PAL, SECAM, NTSC, NTSC 4.43, PAL-M/N\nSXGA, XGA, SVGA, VGA

Packaging Content

Handheld remote control: Yes

Performance

Horizontal scan range:15 - 80
Noise Level:28 / 38
Vertical scan range:50 - 100

Ports & interfaces

Composite Video In:1
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
RS-232 ports:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power

Power Consumption (Standby):0.32
Power consumption (typical):210 / 322

Projector

Contrast ratio (typical):1300:1 / 2000:1
Horizontal resolution:500
Projection Technology:DLP
Projector brightness:3000 / 800
Projector native resolution:1280 x 720 / XGA (1024x768)
Uniformity:90

Projector Lamp

Bulb type:UHP

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:NTSC / NTSC 4.43 / PAL / PAL-M / PAL-N / SECAM
Analogue video Signal:Component video / Composite video / S-Video

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:2.81 / 4.1